This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Little Tree by E. E. Cummings

Little Tree

by E. E. Cummings

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2771361,730 (3.69)1



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 1-5 of 13 (next | show all)
Chris Raschka wrote and illustrated this charming story about a little tree who wants to be a Christmas tree. The little tree travels far away to the home of a family who decorates and cherishes him. Raschka based his story on e.e. cummings's poem of the same name. ( )
  KimHoffmann | Jul 12, 2017 |
A family goes to pick out a Christmas tree to decorate for Christmas.They take out garland, lights, and ornaments to decorate it The tree sits in their window so others can see.

I think this is a wonderful book to introduce the Christmas tradition of choosing and decorating a tree. I love how descriptive the language is. For example, the story says, "the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads" rather than simply saying ornaments and red and gold garland. It teaches students about figurative language as well. ( )
  tstato1 | Oct 28, 2014 |
This book is about a little Christmas tree that found a home, even though it was little. The children made sure that is was decorated and loved just like any other Christmas tree.

Personal Reaction:
I really liked this book because it was about a Christmas tree. Christmas is my favorite holiday and decorating the Christmas tree has always been one of my favorite things to do.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. In my classroom, I could use this book to teach my students how no matter how little you are, you are still important.
2. In my classroom, I could use this book for a Christmas lesson.
  shellbierose | Apr 21, 2014 |
Summary: This story-poem is about a little tree in the snow by itself until a boy discovers it and brings it to life by bringing it inside and decorating it for Christmas. The boy is proud of the tree when it is finished and allows it to show through the front window.

Personal Reaction: I loved this story because first of all I love Christmas, but I also liked it because the tree was made out to have feelings like a human would. I was actually happy when the boy saved it from outside!

Classroom Extension: 1. During December, I could have the students create their very own "little tree" and make it their own by decorating it.
2. The students can also discuss all the steps of chopping down a tree to decorating it. ( )
  KendraGayle | Apr 7, 2014 |
EE Cummings poem is about a small tree in the forest that makes Christmas very special for a boy and his family.

Personal Reaction:
I enjoyed the way they honored the tree and wanted to make such a small tree fell so special. It made me value the experiences my family shares when we decorate our family tree.

Extension Ideas:
I. Art
Decorate a tree as a class
II. Research
research trees and discuss different origins of trees. ( )
  MissJessicaGaines | Nov 7, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 13 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (1 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
E. E. Cummingsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Raschka, ChrisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ray, Deborah KoganIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0517565986, Hardcover)

The poet/individualist's ode to a small tree decorated for Christmas and proud to receive admiring attention.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:56 -0400)

(see all 4 descriptions)

The poet/individualist's ode to a small tree decorated for Christmas and proud to receive admiring attention.

» see all 2 descriptions

Legacy Library: E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings has a Legacy Library. Legacy libraries are the personal libraries of famous readers, entered by LibraryThing members from the Legacy Libraries group.

See E. E. Cummings's legacy profile.

See E. E. Cummings's author page.

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.69)
1 2
2 2
3 5
3.5 2
4 11
5 7


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,623,653 books! | Top bar: Always visible